Well, my father-in-law is one stubborn beer drinker. He thinks anything but Bud Light is pretty terrible. Well, being a homebrewer I felt like that was a great excuse to challenge myself and decided to come up with a Bud Light clone to see if I could make a beer he would willingly drink. To […]

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Hefeweisen_In_New_Fermenter

With the holidays over, and life slowing down a bit, I am able to get back into brewing. This Christmas I got a new plastic Big Mouth Bubbler and a refractometer to assist in brewing my beer. I am now able to take reliable pre-boil readings when doing all-grain batches, which will help quite a bit […]

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Well, tomorrow is already Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday! Not sure where the time has gone this year, but I’m certainly excited for a bit of time off and getting to see friends and family that I don’t see terribly often. This year I brewed up the White House Honey Ale from Northern Brewer to share. […]

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Adventures in Kegging

Towards the end of last year I told myself that I would have kegging equipment by the end of 2013. I figured giving myself a year would be plenty of time to get all the equipment and would also give me time to hunt for the best prices. Well, thanks to my tax return I […]

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Start of the boil

Just finished up another excellent brew day. Brewed up a batch of the Chocolate Milk Stout by Northern Brewer. It looks quite good and I can’t wait to try it. It should be ready in about 2 months. Attached are some pictures I took during the brew process. Ingredients and the like.   Was a pretty […]

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So I decided to make mead for the holiday season this year (may have started it a bit late, but oh well). The goal is to make 2 2.5 galon batches of mead, each with a different fruit.   I started by making a 5 galon batch of mead using 15 lbs of clover honey […]

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Well, Memorial Day Weekend is over and a great break from the grind, but now I am back at it and swinging hard.   The beers turned out amazing, though a bit over carbonated from the trip up there. Had to pour them slowly or I got nothing but head. I think the Surly Furious […]

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Sorry for not posting for a long time, life has been kinda crazy lately and updating the blog on my beer brewing hasn’t been top of the priority list. I am back though and hope to post a lot more as I continue brewing.   Over the weekend I bottled two batches of beer for […]

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